takayna tracks referred for Federal Assessment
Hodgman Government continues their relentless push to let 4WDs in to destroy heritage.
This is following our court case that was successful,
but was muddied by response to the government's appeal
So now the state government have to prove that their planned mitigation works does not impact on the national heritage values of the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape.
Two week period for submissions
It is now open for public consultation for two weeks on the federal Environment Department’s website.
What's Growing Mar-May 2017
palawa kani names for two waterfalls
Two waterfalls in Tasmania which don’t have official names can be given palawa kani names.
One is on the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Hobart.
(tu ree kee nah) (tru wah lah).
(literally – ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).
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The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston.
(loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah).
Raining Rock [Waterfall]
because the falls only ...
waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta.
We mourn our ancestral dead, murdered at Cape Grim on this day, 10 February 1828.
From the earliest years of the invasion and settlement of north western Tasmania, dreadful atrocities were committed against Aboriginal people. These led to the massacre at Cape Grim on 10 February 1828.
6 Aboriginal women recounted some of these brutalities to George Augustus Robinson when he visited the camp they lived in with sealers on the NW coast directly opposite Robbins Island: